Math 185. Complex Analysis

Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Fall 2009

This is an introductory course on complex analysis.

The official prerequisite for taking this course is Math 104: Introduction to Analysis.



Location: Evans Hall, Room 9

Times: 1:00–2:00 PM on Mon/Wed/Fri

Course staff

Instructor: Lek-Heng Lim
Evans Hall, Room 873
(510) 642-8576
Office hours: 12:00–1:00 PM, Mon and Wed, 2:00 AM–3:00 PM, Wed


Homework assignments

Homework will be assigned once a week and will be due the following week (except possibly in the weeks when there is a midterm). Collaborations are permitted but you will need to write up your own solutions.

Bug report on the problem sets or the solutions: lekheng(at)

Supplementary materials


Grade composition: 40% Homework, 20% Midterm, 40% Final


The second book is optional. It's more advanced than the first book but covers the same basic materials. You can choose either of them — buy the second book if you're looking for something that remains useful in a graduate course on complex analysis.